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Fracking isn't bad for you?

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The New York Times reports a study (recently published in the prestigious 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences'), claiming that hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' is not per se a cause of contaminated water. Instead, contamination is said to arise from leaks in the wells used to recover the gas, which has been liberated by the fracking process. Read below the fold...

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America: Canada and Europe's willing chump

The draft of a new international trade accord and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline show how the US allows istelf to be taken advantage of.

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US OIL-igarchy Ravages Nigeria, Ukraine, US ...

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The apt “OILigarchy’”coinage belongs to Jacqueline Marcus in “When It Comes to Expanding the US Oil Empire, Expect Chaos in Ukraine and Nigeria.” She writes:

While climate change escalates to an emergency crisis, a growing national security concern, the US OILigarchy-government is on a "search and seize mission" for the very product that is obliterating our earth: Polluting Oil.

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Big Data meets civic engagement

As more and more information gets stored in large databases, knowing how to navigate it effectively is an important skill.

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John Podesta's heroic battle against straw men and the politically marginalized

A White House adviser had some harsh words for the environmental movement last week, but seemed more interested in sidelining them than addressing their concerns.

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US to Crush Russian Gas Trade via Demonization & Fracking?

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Glen Ford has a compelling, troubling and revelatory article over at Black Agenda Report entitled, “U.S. Prepares to Gas Russia Into Submission.” Now I’m thinking maybe we should bottom-line the Ukraine fiasco by archly suggesting, “It’s about the Russian energy exports, stupid!” The new militarist playbook in the Ukraine is really the same old militarist playbook from Iraq. Nothing to do with humanitarian concern for democracy. Money, money, money. Oil, oil, oil. Gas, gas, gas. Read below the fold...

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When job creators create lousy jobs

Raw jobs numbers are often reported as though they tell most of the story, but the quality of the jobs is more important than the quantity.

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Commissioners pipeline meeting: strategy and why it's worth the bother

Thoughts on how to approach public events, and why to do so even if the prospects for success don't look good.

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danps's picture

More like Leona Briggs, please

Doesn't matter if you aren't sitting on top of a shale gas deposit. Fracking has long fingers:

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Commissioners pipeline meeting: Eminent domain and big companies' need for flexibility

A new pipeline is being built using some questionable tactics, and may be put to some vague yet troubling future use.

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Commissioners' meeting background: Pipelines, fracking and peering underneath the rock

Pipelines are increasingly being used for fracking, and companies are not hesitant to use strong arm tactics to get the land they need for them.

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Rally to ban fracking in New York state

Rally to Ban Fracking at Cuomo’s State of the State!

Green Party goes to Albany! Join the Green Party and thousands of other activists in Albany to tell Governor Cuomo and other state legislators to BAN FRACKING. The rally begins at 11:30 AM on the middle of the concourse at the Empire State Plaza. It will be before the Governor delivers his official State of the State address.

Readers, if any of you are able to go to this, please post about your experiences. Read below the fold...

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Naturally occurring, but not with wanderlust

A recently concluded investigation into a contaminated water well appears to have not looked into a key possibility.

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Capitalism takes on democracy

The strategy being used to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership has parallels elsewhere. Global and local efforts by corporations to increase profits are showing a strong preference for bypassing citizens.

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